UPDATE: Iraqi PM Announces Cabinet Reshuffle

By John Lee.

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has reportedly announced a cabinet reshuffle and three days of national mourning, following the recent protests during which more than 110 people were killed.

Reuters quotes him as telling a news conference: "We will ask parliament to vote tomorrow [Thursday] on changes to ministries".

According to press reports, Suha Khalil has been appointed as Minister for Education, a position previously vacant.

Jaafar Sadiq Allawi has been appointed as Minister for Health, replacing Ala Al Alwan [Elwan], whose previous attempts to resign had been rejected by the Prime Minister.

More here, here and here.

(Sources: Reuters, The National, Xinhua)

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